Deals Rumor Mill: Verizon, Telefonica, 3i

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has recruited a group of legal and financial advisers to help it put together a $100 billion bid for the slice of Verizon Wireless it does not already own, sources told Reuters on Thursday. The historic deal would break up a 13-year-old joint venture between the namesake parent and Vodafone Group PLC, which owns a 45 percent share of the company. While Verizon has been open about its takeover hopes, Vodafone and its investors have been skeptical about a bid. Reuters' sources said...
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